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Mar. 23, 2018

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider, CAS student Janina Sarol (MSIM '17), and undergraduate Linxi Liu will discuss their research at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018) in Grenoble, France. Sarol will present their paper, "Testing a Citation and Text-Based Framework for Retrieving Publications for Literature Reviews," at the conference’s Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval workshop on March 26.

Using the framework they created, the researchers collected articles that were connected in the citation network and filtered them using a combination of citation- and text-based criteria. Their paper discusses how well their framework performed in its first implementation, compared to conventional search methods of six published systematic reviews.

"Using different combinations of seed articles, we were able to retrieve up to eighty-seven percent of the total included studies in the...

Mar. 20, 2018

 Leah Davis, senior research associate with the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI), will speak at the Information and Communications Technology in Organizations and Society Conference (ICTO2018) on March 23 in Paris. Davis and Alice Robbin (Indiana University) will present their paper, "The Problematic of Governance under Conditions of Catastrophic Disaster: Theoretical Frames for Understanding the Response to the Hurricane Season in the United States, 2005-2017," which has been selected as a finalist for best conference paper.    

"In our paper, we explore the relationships between governance, intergovernmental networks, social and ecological systems, and technical systems, and its effect on communities impacted by three catastrophic...

Mar. 15, 2018

The following iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in iConference 2018, which will be held March 25-28 in Sheffield, UK. The annual event brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals to share insights on critical information issues. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Digital Worlds."

Sunday, March 25

Professor J. Stephen Downie will serve as a faculty mentor for the 2018 Doctoral Colloquium, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. At the colloquium, doctoral candidate Jooho Lee will present her dissertation, “Collaboration and Science: A Study of Scientific Claims Made in Three Decades of Biomedical Research."

Monday, March 26

Professor J. Stephen Downie and Xiao Hu (PhD '10), with Ira Keung Kit Tam and Meijung Liu (University of Hong Kong), will present their paper, "...

Mar. 5, 2018

Doctoral candidate Paige Cunningham will speak at the Coursera Partners Conference, which will be held March 6-8 at Arizona State University. The theme of this year's conference is "Learners First: Beyond the Campus Walls." Participants will discuss best practices for creating top-quality, in-demand, and affordable online learning experiences.

Cunningham will present her poster, "Managing Coursera Data: A Data Workflow Case Study," on March 6 and speak on the same topic at the session, "Tips and Tricks to Design Your Own Research," on March 7. She is a member of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) Data Analytics Group at the University of Illinois, which is responsible for receiving, processing, documenting, and sharing the University's Coursera data so that researchers at Illinois have a better understanding of how to use it.

According to Cunningham, the...

Mar. 2, 2018

Assistant Professor Emily Knox and iSchool alumnus James LaRue (MS '81), director of the American Library Association's (ALA's) Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation, will serve as panelists for a special forum on March 5 at the University of Oregon. The event is part of the University's 2018 event series, which aims to address challenging, contemporary issues of free expression on college campuses.

Knox and LaRue will be joined by Jody Gray, director of the ALA's Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach. Their panel discussion, Allies Not Enemies: Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice, will examine the complex issues involved at the intersection of values and real-world situations and...

Feb. 27, 2018

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will discuss scholarly communication at The Collective, an annual gathering of librarians, archivists, and library staff at academic libraries. The 2018 Collective, which will take place from February 28-March 1 in Knoxville, Tennessee, will center around the theme, "The Library as Test Kitchen," and feature a "test kitchen environment" where participants can "try out 'recipes' for next generation librarianship."

Bonn will present "Soup from a Stone: Collective Development of Open Educational Resources that Welcome Undderrepresented Voices to Scholarly Communication" with Josh Bolick, scholarly communication librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries, and William Cross, director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries.

Communication is about community and collaboration. Here we ask our...

Feb. 16, 2018
Professor Downie gives an update on HTRC

Over 140 people attended the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp, hosted by the University of California, Berkeley Libraries, on January 25 and 26. In addition to keynotes focused on methodologies of text and data mining, researchers from the fields of information science, digital libraries, literary history, digital pedagogy, and the history of social movements presented their work and its intersection with the HathiTrust Digital Library. Slides and notes from the presentations are available on the Uncamp website.

iSchool-affiliated presentations included:

"Consistency and Confidence in the Million-Book Library"
Keynote presented by...